Monday, September 15, 2008

Aleksandre Khetaguri reaffirms stability of energy provision in winter

Georgian Minister of Energy Aleksandre Khetaguri has reaffirmed in Parliament that energy provision will remain stable this winter.
In a speech to the Economics and Economic Policy Committee session about the existing situation in the energy sector, Khetaguri stated that all planned rehabilitation works at hydro plants and Tbilelectro stations have been completed. No problems are expected regarding gas provision. “Gas supply levels are regulated by the Georgian Government. Any Georgian company can purchase gas in Azerbaijan to meet supply needs just as they can in Russia,” Khetaguri stated. He confirmed that none of the active companies in Georgia buys its gas from Russia.
The country uses approximately 3.5 million cubic metres of gas a day. This is provided by Azerbaijan. Russia provides only 100,000 cubic metres a day, which represents a fee it pays for transporting gas to Armenia through Georgia.

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